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President Ferdinand Marcos and wife Imelda in a file photo.

President Benigno Aquino III (right) leads flag raising rites to mark the 115th Philippine Independence Day at Liwasang Bonifacio, a square named after Filipino revolutionary leader Andres Bonifacio, in Manila, on June 12, 2013. Assisting him is outgoing Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim.  (AP photo/Aaron Favila)


MANILA — Former President and current Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (pictured above) is facing another multi-million-peso plunder charge before the Office of the Ombudsman, this time in connection with the allegedly anomalous P1.6-billion dam and skybridge projects in Camarines Sur in 2008.


MANILA — Jesuit priest James B. Reuter (photo above), an iconic American educator, theater and television director, and respected journalist, died Dec. 31, leaving behind a body of works and other achievements that earned him in 1984 the title of honorary Filipino.

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